Hope for Flowers Spring 2024 Photoshoot Took Us to The Oudolf Garden Detroit on Belle Isle

by Tracy Reese on May 23, 2024

We always seek out inspiration in our Detroit surroundings, and for the Hope for Flowers Spring 2024 Collection we found inspiration at the Oudolf Garden Detroit on Belle Isle. So when it came time to choose a location for the photoshoot, it was only natural to go into the source. 



Excerpt from the Oudolf Garden Detroit Website

Inspired by the energy of Detroit after receiving a “love letter from Detroit” from The Garden Club of Michigan (GCM), Piet Oudolf designed this naturalistic public garden on Belle Isle.

Both artistic and ecological by design, he chose perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees for their hardiness, durability, and ever-changing textures and colors for enjoyment in all four seasons. Oudolf Garden Detroit differs from other public Oudolf gardens in that it is run by its all-volunteer Oudolf Garden Detroit Grounds Crew.

The 3 acre garden sits in front of and around the Nancy Brown Peace Carillon on Belle Isle, a Michigan state park situated in the picturesque Detroit River. The Garden is divided into four district areas; the Main Garden, the Rain Garden, Piet’s Bird Border and the Meadows.



About Oudolf Garden Detroit

Excerpt from the Oudolf Garden Detroit Website

Oudolf Garden Detroit and its 501(c)(3) organization Friends of the Oudolf Garden is a volunteer-led effort dedicated to placing and maintaining a Piet Oudolf-designed garden on Belle Isle in Detroit. Piet Oudolf is the internationally renowned Dutch garden designer and horticulturist who created the planting designs for the High Line in New York City and the Lurie Garden in Chicago. His public gardens transform people and places.


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